By Travis Martin

@tjpm1994

2/1/2017

Previously, it was announced that director Denis Villenueve was in talks to direct a reboot of Frank Herbert‘s iconic science fiction book, “Dune. Now, the eldest son and current author of “Dune,” Brian Herbert, announced via his Facebook page, “It’s official — Legendary Pictures has signed the very talented Denis Villeneuve to direct the exciting new DUNE series film project. More to follow soon.”

Currently, Villenueve is nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards for his science fiction drama, “Arrival. He is also preparing to release his other project, “Blade Runner 2049. Currently, there is no production or release date set for “Dune.”